Following an incredibly busy week we have been able to confirm our registration date with the venue and we are moving full steam ahead!
Kitacon Wonderland registration opens at 1pm on Monday the 12th of February. Registration for the event will remain open until July or until all places have been filled.
I had initially planned to have this last bit of information go out earlier than today, so firstly, from myself and the entire Kitacon Committee I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic upcoming New Year.
It’s been six months since we announced the creation of our new website and advertised for new committee positions and in the time since then we’ve made amazing strides in planning and preparation. Our new website has gone from strength to strength and is being tailor made to suit the needs of our community, allowing you to check on your various application statuses whether it’s a dealer, event or DJ application, with other event applications coming soon. It hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing as we build this bespoke system but I wanted to thank everyone who has used it so far and reported any issues to us.
Just a small update from us to say that Event Submissions for Kitacon Wonderland will go live on Friday, with approvals starting a few months later.
If you've applied to be a Dealer at next years event we'll be running through the approval process in early January.
As we prepare for Registration Go Live in February, we wanted to make a post to clarify some core concepts around Kitacon that have rightfully been questioned over the past couple of years.
In 2022 for Kitacon Returns we opted to adopt “Ticket” as part of our terms during the Ticket to Badge to Membership process. In a nutshell as attendees, you bought a ticket so you could pick up a badge which confirmed your membership for the event.
Taking the above as an example you can see where all those extra steps could cause unnecessary confusion for newcomers to our events and community and it was with this in mind, we felt the need to address and clarify this as we move into Kitacon Wonderland’s registration period in February.
Dealer and Artist applications for Kitacon Wonderland are now live!
Please take your time to fill out the information as accurately as you can.
If you have any further questions please direct them at our Dealer Liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Three years ago today we made the decision to postpone our 2021 event to 2022 and our community got us an incredibly tough number of years and we’re grateful for all the support you’ve provided us over the many many years. While this doesn't have any bearing on what I'd like to talk about today, I wanted to mark the date as your kind words made the difficult decision a lot easier on a rather stressed group of people that day, so thank you.
It’s only been a short while since we spoke about some of the changes coming to Kitacon next year at Kitacon Wonderland and while I wax lyrically about logistics and updated policies and alike to improve the event, rest assured we are also working on making sure that other aspects of the event improve as well. I had some very good feedback from some previous attendees regarding how we can improve the Kitacon Ball on the final night and based on that feedback we are looking at making it more than just a room with lights and music. Further details on that will be revealed when we are ready.
Our Kitacon Wonderland launch tour has continued with a visit to Tokonatsu to share more information, focusing on the Wonderland Main Stage events you can enjoy at the 2024 convention. As with every Kitacon, we’ll be running our traditional Cosplay Masquerade, our amazing Kita’s Got Talent stage show, and the immensely popular Cosplay Chess will all once again feature as weekend highlights.
But we’re adding more official events to our roster…
Welcome to Kitacon's new website for 2024!
We'll be adding more content as we get closer to the event, so please keep an eye on the Kitacon Twitter account for updates.